To improve health care in Afghanistan, senior representatives from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and World Health Organization (WHO) visited the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) in September 2020. The tour of FMIC’s facilities included the Covid-19 treatment centre, which was put in place when Covid-19 was at its peak in the region. The building, which had been used for academic purposes, was converted to a Covid-19 treatment facility during the pandemic in order to ensure that the main hospital remained a safe haven for general patients.
UCA training improves livelihoods for women
Participants from women-led and gender equality-focused CSOs in Kyrgyzstan...
The Civil Society Initiative (CSI) of the University of Central Asia (UCA) has launched a six-month online training programme to build a community of women practitioners who can share knowledge, experiences and practices in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 40 representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs) from Kyrgyzstan are attending this online training, which was launched on 2 September 2020.
Infrastructure projects for peace and stability in Khorog, Tajikistan
In Khorog, Tajikistan, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat is constructing six...
All development programmes are designed to contribute to peace and stability in one way or another, but the Aga Khan Foundation’s (AKF) Critical Infrastructure to Contribute to Stability and Peace in Khorog (IcSP) programme focuses on improving public infrastructure and services. In the process, it hopes to strengthen confidence among inhabitants in local authorities while generating temporary employment opportunities through construction work.
Best IB results to date for Aga Khan Academy Mombasa
Head of Academy, Ms Alison Hampshire, with students from the Aga Khan...
Following in the footsteps of previous cohorts, the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa’s Class of 2020 received record-breaking results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme this year. In addition to the Academy once again scoring highly, the percentage of top scorers was also above the global average – with nine students scoring an outstanding 40 points and above. Of these, two students Muskaan Baidhani and Alisha Doshi scored an impressive 44 points out of a possible 45.
Building a “model resilient city” in Khorog, Tajikistan
Tajikistan’s Governor of Gorno-Badakhshan, His Excellency Yodgor Fayzov...
The Resilient Khorog Steering Committee had its first meeting in mid-September 2020, bringing together Government planning and investments with initiatives by the community, the private sector, AKDN institutions and international partners. The programme is designed to set up the structures, systems and capacity to transform Khorog into a model resilient city that is a place for sustainable economic growth and investment and that has a dynamic urban planning environment.